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Source:
History of Guernsey County, Ohio
by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet
- Illustrated -
Vols. I & 2.
B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana -
1911

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  WILLIAM H. YEO. 

Source: History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet - Illustrated - Vols. I & 2. - B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana - 1911 - Page 741

  ORA F. YOUNG.  One of the well known and prominent citizens of Pleasant City, Valley township, is Ora F. Young, who was born in East Union, Noble county, Ohio, May 26, 1866, and is the son of William and Sarah (Robinson) YoungWilliam Youngís parents came from Anne Arundel county, Maryland, and located near what is now Temperanceville, Noble county, at that time a portion of Belmont county.  William Young grew up on the farm and later in life became a miller, following his trade for forty-five years in Sarahsville, Summerfield, Sharon, Olive, Byesville, Hartford and Point Pleasant or Pleasant City.  He married Sarah Robinson, daughter of Solomon Robinson and wife.  She was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, and came to Ohio in 1828, when she was six years of age. They came in emigrant wagons in typical pioneer fashion, went on to Big Meigs creek above Pennville, near a Quaker settlement in Morgan county, Ohio.  They afterwards moved back to Sharon, where William Young engaged in the milling business.  After their marriage they moved to East Union, where the elder Young engaged in the milling business until 1873, then came to Pleasant City and engaged in the milling business the rest of his life, dying in 1897, his widow surviving until 1907.  He had been a soldier in Company G, One Hundred and Eighty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He and his wdfe were life-long members of the Methodist Episcopal church.  Their family consisted of nine children, namely: Mrs. Nancy Shriver, wife of Nicholas Shriver, living near Caldwell; Mrs. B. F. Lee, of Byesville; Mrs. Francis Rebecca Secrest, wife of J. M. Secrest; John M., of Cambridge; Mrs. Jennie Speers, wife of Europe Speers, of Cambridge; Flora, wife of Charles Robins, of Eureka, Kansas; Mrs. Ida M. Secrest, of Cleveland, wife of W. T. Secrest; Martha died in 1876; Ora F., of this review.
     From the time he was six years of age.  Ora F. Young lived in Pleasant City.  After his father got too old to work in the mill, he took up the work, which he followed until 1908, in which year he went into business for himself in Pleasant City, wholesale and retail flour and feed.  He erected one of the most substantial business houses in the town, which he now occupies.  It is of tile and concrete, is neat, well arranged and attractive, and he has carried on a very extensive business ever since.  He has been very successful as a business man in whatever he has turned his attention to.
     Mr. Young was married in 1889 Amanda Crow, of Noble county, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Wilson) Crow.  Her death occurred on May 22, 1894, and on June 7, 1900, Mr. Young was married to Belle McCoy, daughter of Alexander McCoy, who was county commissioner of this county, and whose death occurred in 1891.  His wife was Jane Johnson, descended from a pioneer family from Braddock, Pennsylvania.  The McCoys were also a prominent pioneer family, having come from Pennsylvania.  One daughter, Virgil Amanda, has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Young.
     Since 1895 Mr. Young has been a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal church, and he has been a member of the church thirty-one years.  He is a class leader, steward and a Sunday school teacher, and was superintendent of the Sunday school for twelve years.  He was township clerk for four years, beginning when he was only twenty-two years old.  In all his positions of public trust he has been very faithful in the discharge of his duty and has won the commendation of all concerned.  His first wife was a Methodist, as is also his present wife.  Mr. Young is a successful business man, a fluent and interesting speaker and a man whom to know is to respect and admire for his industry.
Source: History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet - Illustrated - Vols. I & 2. - B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana - 1911 - Page 712

 

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